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SSE 2018 Intake Management vs Economics

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New post 19 Oct 2017, 20:30
Hi guys,

I really really like the K-A Bonnier Fellowship program (high school background in Singapore, always wanted to come back as I'm from the SEA area). But I feel my profile is better suited/ stronger for Applied Economics Analysis. I could modify my SOP to gear more towards Management/entrepreneurship but it's no way as strong as my economics SOP. Still, top choice is the Management program, so on my application form, if I say first choice Management and second choice Economics, would that seriously hurt my chances to get into both? Should I just keep Economics at the top/ just apply for Management, as the portal says that ideally you should only be applying to the program that you are most interested in.

Some background:
- GPA 3.83 in a top 50 liberal arts college in the US, major in Economics and Math
- GRE 167 Quant, 164 Verbal
- Multiple internships in Singapore, US and London, but all economic/econometrics-based
- Some leadership positions in colleges (made it to Exec of 2 organizations), decent volunteer
- Research assistant for Econ professor

Any help would be much, much appreciated as I'm trying to make the November deadline! Thanks for reading!
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New post 10 Nov 2017, 09:11
Hey there,

Since you come from a business background, it not tough to pitch your profile as a management-oriented one.

Apart from your academic background, schools look for other experiences such as extra-curriculars, work-experience, courses pursued,etc. that showcase your interest in management.

You have an interesting profile with a good GPA and a competitive GRE Score.
Since you have pursued multiple international internships, it gives you a competitive advantage in terms of projecting yourself as a global leader. Make sure you highlight your learnings that you have gained through these experiences well in your application.
You have decent extra-curriculars and they will add to your application, if pitched properly.

I would suggest that if your are interested in MiM, keep management as your first option and economics as the second alternative.
Just give a valid motivation and clear short-term goal to support your interest in Management (these need to be clearly mentioned in the resume)

Dig deeper into your profile and bring out elements that highlight your interest in management.
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